Given that Lprent has outed this news in comments, thought we should start a new thread and move the comments here:
I wound up in Auckland hospital with a heart attack yesterday morning. Survived due to Lyn’s quick actions.
Thanks from all of us to Lyn, who’s quick action probably saved Lynn’s life. Get well soon Lynn — and then take it easy for a bit eh?
[The comments moved from the other thread have not ordered properly, and comment numbering / indenting in general is completely messed up. Lynn’s original comment was at 5:15pm and and is now towards the end of this thread instead of the top.]
[rocky: It was very scary to get a call from Mum yesterday morning telling me Lynn had had a heart attack. When she said she had some bad news my first thought was my Grandmother as she is also having heart problems. I guess they can share cardiologist reports now 😉
When I arrived at the hospital things were fairly under control – they had already put a stent in to keep the artery open. Lynn was starting to wake up a bit, but as I understand is normal after a serious heart attack, he kept forgetting what had happened. Mum and Lyn got pretty good at telling him over and over again that he had had a heart attack and was in Auckland hospital. As the day went on we could see he was getting better as he took less and less time to understand what was happening each time he forgot. Late afternoon Lynn started asking for his iPad over and over again. That’s when I knew he must be ok! Lyn went home for a couple of hours in the evening and was going to get the iPad. Mum had to put up with Lynn forgetting every couple of minutes and asking where his iPad was. Lyn decided that while he could have the iPad to read books, it probably wasn’t wise to give him internet access in case he were to send people emails over and over again.
This afternoon when I went back in to see Lynn he was pretty well back to normal. He keeps moaning about his chest being sore from the bruised ribs caused by Lyn and the paramedics saving his life.
No doubt this was all caused by a combination of genetics and years and years of bad diet, smoking, and too much time in front of his computer screen. I understand the last 3 years have been a bit better with Lyn around making him eat better and stop smoking so much. He’s also been bussing to work and doing a bit of walking from the stops.
I guess now he’ll have to decide exactly how long he wants to live and make the necessary further lifestyle changes. I hope other middle aged men reading this can take the lesson the easy way – not everyone is lucky enough to get a second chance!]